DONATING £2 IS NOT 2 MUCH 2 ASK
Supporting these veterans when they have given so much for us is Not 2 Much 2 Ask
If everyone in Kent donated just £2, (less than the price of a cup of coffee) we can raise enough money for the Centenary Village development, offering a crucial lifeline to veterans in their time of need.
100 YEARS OF SUPPORT
RBLI was established in 1919 – 100 years ago this year - to offer crucial accommodation and welfare support to troops returning from the First World War.
One hundred years later, that very same ethos of care, training and employment is still at the very core of RBLI, but the village has grown well beyond the dreams of its original founders.
RBLI has developed a unique community built upon an ethos of integrated care, encompassing health, social care, welfare and employment in one single place to help veterans regain their independence after a difficult time. The village is now home to 300 members of the Armed Forces community.
CENTENARY VILLAGE PROJECT
Our plan is to create a village where veterans and their families can be part of a thriving, supportive community which is a stepping stone to a brighter future.
A community in the heart of Kent supporting 100s of veterans every year for another 100 years.
The Centenary Village will include an assisted living scheme, extending the care and support service by a further 24 units, each adapted and capable of meeting the needs of some of the most vulnerable residents.
A further 24 new apartments, costing £1.3m and designed to be fully accessible, will house single veterans in urgent need alongside 20 new family homes in a mix of town and mews style housing.
A Community Centre with a state-of-the-art, specially adapted gym will sit at the heart of the village where veterans and their families will have access to a range of services, welfare support and training, tackling isolation through social engagement and promoting independence.
Donations in Action
“I am very conscious that our veterans, particularly from recent operations, many of whom were young when they experienced life-changing injuries, will need our support for decades to come. We need to be there for them.”
General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of Defence Staff,
KCB DSO* OBE ADC, Centenary Village Campaign Patron